¿Cuándo pinzar el cordón umbilical?

Fernando Arango Gómez, Juan Carlos Mejía Londoño

Resumen


El pinzamiento del cordón umbilical la mayoría de las veces se realiza en forma mecánica y casi inmediata al nacimiento, sin detenerse a pensar en las posibles implicaciones que esta conducta puede tener en el recién nacido o en la madre. En el presente artículo se revisa la evidencia disponible con respecto a los conceptos fisiológicos inherentes al pinzamiento del cordón, las razones por las que se ha recomendado el pinzamiento temprano, los posibles efectos benéficos o perjudiciales al momento del pinzamiento y las recomendaciones del Ministerio de la Protección Social.

Palabras clave


cordón umbilical; pinzamiento del cordón umbilical; adaptación neonatal

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